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Video shows Ukrainian MiG-29s firing AGM-88 HARMs in combat

Following reports in early August that Russian air defence positions in Ukraine were being engaged by what appeared to be AGM-88 HARMs, the US has officially confirmed that it recently transferred an undisclosed quantity of the weapon to the Ukrainian Air Force

Portugal’s first KC-390 enters final phase of testing

The first of five Embraer KC-390 Millennium tanker-transports for the Portuguese Air Force has entered its final phase of testing ahead of its planned arrival in Portugal

Hungarian Gripens intercept multiple Russian aircraft over the Baltic

Hungarian Air Force-operated Saab JAS-39C Gripens currently deployed in Lithuania in support of NATO's Baltic Air Policing initiative intercepted multiple Russian military aircraft on August 31

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Ukraine-Russia War: What next for Crimea?

As the focus of the Ukraine-Russia War again shifts to the Crimean peninsula - which was annexed by Russia in March 2014 - we ask if the ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’ is about to flounder?

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AirForces Monthly October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Historic

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Faster and faster – the impact of speed on military aircraft

We examine the impact of speed on military aircraft through history – travelling faster isn’t as straightforward as you might have thought…

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How the Airacobra saved Guadalcanal

In this adaption from his book ‘The Cactus Air Force’, co-author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver reveals how the P-39 came to play such a pivotal role over Guadalcanal

Revealed - memorial to Battle of Britain legend

The Czechoslovak ace Sgt Josef František who flew with 303 (Polish) Squadron during the Battle of Britain has been honoured with a memorial unveiled on September 4 close to where he lost his life on October 8, 1940

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Commercial

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Firefighting C-130 in fatal Australian crash likely stalled

A Lockheed C-130 tanker aircraft that crashed while conducting aerial firefighting in Australia likely stalled when flying in hazardous conditions, an official report into the incident has concluded.

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Air Europa poised to become maiden Spanish MAX operator

This development comes following a recent lease agreement. Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Why the SOFIA Boeing 747SP is so unique

NASA’s SOFIA airborne laboratory is set to retire more than a decade earlier than originally planned. In the first of a two-part feature, Bernd Sturm shines the spotlight on this unique aircraft and explores its unrivalled capabilities.

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx's EU Great Britain North reviewed

Great Britain is one of the best-represented corners of the world when it comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator scenery. Not only have the isles been treated to their very own world update from Asobo but Orbx has now released its second add-on in a series of ‘off airport’ scenery packs that brings hundreds of missing landmarks to the United Kingdom.

iniBuilds announces new partnership with iBlueYonder

iniBuilds and iBlueYonder have announced a partnership for the development of Dallas Love Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Introducing DCS: Sinai

Eagle Dynamics has announced the development of the upcoming DCS: Sinai map by third-party developer OnReTech.

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